Qatar Career Development Center Celebrates a Year of Empowering Qatar’s Youth

Qatar Career Development Center Celebrates a Year of Empowering Qatar’s Youth

QCDC’s Annual Report showcases remarkable achievements in shaping the future of work


29 May 2024 – Doha, Qatar

Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), founded by QF, has unveiled its much-anticipated 2023 annual report titled “Towards Future Horizons, Embracing Success.” The report highlighted a year of remarkable achievements marked by impactful initiatives, significant growth, and firm commitment to empowering Qatar’s youth, in alignment with national efforts to transform Qatar into a knowledge-based economy.

“2023 was a year of important milestones,” says Mr. Abdulla Ahmed Al-Mansoori, Director of QCDC. “We focused on fostering a more inclusive career landscape by building an environment that embraces diversity and empowers individuals with learning difficulties.”

The report showcases QCDC’s impressive achievements over 2023. Through 19 innovative career programs and initiatives tailored to empower both students and career practitioners, QCDC has enriched the experiences of more than 518 career counselors and advisors, as well as 4,890 students, through knowledge transfer and training. Preparing and educating career practitioners is a testimony to the “great emphasis on upskilling and reskilling, given the rapid changes brought about by the digital revolution and other major changes in the dynamic labor market,” says Al-Mansoori.

QCDC remains at the forefront of digitalization by offering a suite of digital services, including the highly acclaimed Career Advising System (CAS), which boasts a user base exceeding 30,000 students. Additionally, QCDC caters to its extensive online community of 164,000 website visitors by providing a wealth of valuable online resources.

Recognizing the crucial role parents play in shaping future leaders, QCDC fosters a holistic approach to career development. The report highlights how QCDC equips parents and principals with the necessary skills to guide their children and students effectively. This commitment is evidenced by the enthusiastic participation of 2,292 parents and principals in QCDC’s Career Advising System workshops.

The 14th edition of the Career Guide magazine is one of many examples of QCDC extensive list of publications. The Career Guide, QCDC’s flagship publication is widely circulated to shape career awareness and promote career development culture in Qatar. Reaching 80,000 readers, the magazine features expert insights, high-profile interviews, and practical career guidance.

QCDC actively engages in international conferences and events, recognizing their immense value in knowledge exchange and collaboration. The notable participation in the Arab Career Development Conference (ACDC) and the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) Conference positions QCDC as a driving force for positive change in the region.

QCDC extends its gratitude to over 40 partners and contributors who have played a pivotal role in the success and growth achieved in 2023. Al-Mansoori concludes by stating, “Together, we continue to write new chapters of the story of our success, growth, and excellence in career development.”

For more information on QCDC’s 2023 Annual Report, please visit: Click Here